|Bullet Weight||125 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Use Type||Self Defense|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.357 Magnum|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1200|
|Cost Per Round||$1.18 per round|
The TAC-XP is a hollow-point bullet with a width mouth, deep-reaching cavity and a circumferential divot at its major diameter. Upon impact, the all-copper bullet is designed to peel back into sections at its top half while the divot prevents separation for ultimate weight retention. This results in an expanding bullet which can penetrate barriers like auto-glass and plywood without deflection while still delivering threat-stopping energy to the vital organs of a target with reduced risk of over-penetration. Barnes designed these rounds with concealed carry in mind and achieved their published muzzle velocity of 1,200 feet-per-second using a 2-inch test barrel which is more akin to compact revolvers. Since this speed is combined with a bullet weight of 125 grains, shooters can expect a relatively light recoil impulse.
Barnes's distinctive projectile designs have been credited for taking down big game and answering law enforcement needs since 1932. Their new line of TAC-XPD ammunition was introduced in 2013 as a premium offering for shooters who either don't reload, or would rather place their confidence in factory ammunition built using the very best in modern components.